Mercenary Fleet that won a game!

Mercenary Fleet that won a game!

Originally published to Miniature Trading on November 18th, 2016

52 Points

Here’s a pure Mercenary fleet that actually won a game! 

The Santa Molina is the flagship. She can dish out some decent punishment, especially with the right UT’s. It’s important for her to survive and protect the submarines, since Fiore is the only way to get gold home. The Santa Molina will often shadow the Barracuda to a nearby island, and let the Devil Ray explore a further WI.

The Devil Ray and Barracuda run gold. The Devil Ray will go long, with S+L+S speed underwater. It’s quite possible that both subs might do some submerged ramming. In addition, the Barracuda’s ability and cannons make her a decent support for the Santa Molina in a close battle.

The biggest strength is that each ship has some form of defense. The Santa Molina has a canceller, while the submarines will be submerged for most of the game, only surfacing to dock. Partway through the game, I realized that a shipwright on one of the two subs (probably the Devil Ray since she’s faster) could be beneficial, instead of having the two one point crew on the subs. That’s why I left it out there as an option (plus his look is just priceless so why not put him in the fleet lol). Originally the Barracuda had an oarsman, but the explorer can be left on the island if needed, although I dislike that rule. Also see the battle report for crew and treasure transfer shenanigans – Fiore and the UT’s can make this fleet flexible under fire.

Section: Ship #1 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofMI 109 Crew C
1 x Christian Fiore PofMI 025 Crew C
1 x Helmsman PofMI 122 Crew C
1 x Santa Molina PofMI 010 Ship U
Section: Ship #2 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Barracuda PofMI 005 Ship R
1 x Explorer PofMI 115 Crew C
1 x Helmsman PofMI 122 Crew C
Section: Ship #3 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Devil Ray PofMI 007 Ship R
1 x Explorer PofMI 115 Crew C
1 x Helmsman PofMI 122 Crew C
Section: Ship #4 (1 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Shipwright PofMI 130 Crew C
Section: Unique Treasures (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Enemy of the State PofMI 101 Unique Treasure R
1 x Power Cannons PofMI 105 Unique Treasure R
1 x Screw Engine PofMI 107 Unique Treasure R
1 x Targeting Scope PofMI 108 Unique Treasure R

 

Mercenary fleet that won a game!

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Fun Pirate Fleet

Fun Pirate Fleet

Originally published to Miniature Trading on October 30th, 2016

50 Points

I thought I’d submit this fleet after it won a game.

The Shadow is the flagship, and tries to steal gold from enemies. Her guns aren’t much good, but the captain and helmsman abilities are there, and with enough shots fired she can defend herself a bit, especially with a double action. Mysion’s Parley is the real steal here at just one point, and it should help the ship get away with stolen loot. With 3 cargo available, the Shadow could do any combination of regular gold running, raiding HI’s, and stealing from enemy gold runners.

The Greed’s Hammer is one of my favorite ships, and a fun hybrid. Hammersmith is perfect to save a cargo space, while Le Requin gives a second ship the chance for double actions. Both larger ships also have oarsmen, to protect all the valuable crew that make them effective.

The Fancy and Mermaid round out the fleet and provide some gold running options. All ships can run gold. The Shadow can potentially transfer stolen coins to the GH to get the bonus on them. In the game I played, the Fancy managed to find an abandoned captain, so some UT’s could make things more fun.

All in all, I think it’s a decent fleet that has some fun hybrid options, two ships with SAT, and uses a few Pirate ships that aren’t quite as popular as they deserve to be.

Section: Ship #1 (5 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Calico Cat PofSMU 029 Crew R
1 x Captain Mysion RotF 089 Crew SR
1 x Helmsman PofSMU 108 Crew U
1 x Oarsman PofSMU 112 Crew C
1 x Shadow PofSMU 005 Ship U
Section: Ship #2 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Greed’s Hammer PofSCS 037 Ship C
1 x Hammersmith F&S 022 Crew R
1 x Le Requin PofCC 029A Crew C
1 x Oarsman PofSMU 112 Crew C
Section: Ship #3 (1 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Fancy PofCC 019 Ship R
Section: Ship #4 (1 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Mermaid PofCC 020 Ship R
Section: Forts (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Dead Man’s Point PofCC 031 Fort C
1 x The Devil’s Maw PofR 022 Fort C

 

Fun Pirate fleet

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